RAWLINS, John (by 1493-1532), of Gloucester.
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b. by 1403, ?s. of Robert Rawlins of Gloucester.2
Sheriff, Gloucester 1514-15, 1518-19, alderman 1519-d., mayor 1524-5; commr. subsidy 1523, 1524.3
John Rawlins, who was assessed at £4 10s. for the subsidy of 1523, seems to have come of a family long resident in Gloucester and was probably a son of a former mayor. He was perhaps a kinsman of Hugh Rawlings aliasWilliams, the parson of Holy Trinity, Gloucester, whose advocacy of reform so disturbed Thomas Bell. As mayor, Rawlins welcomed Princess Mary to Gloucester on 12 Sept. 1525. He died on 10 Oct. 1532, several months after the end of the fourth session of the Parliament. It is not known who was by-elected in his place.4